The IEBC in Tanariver County was yesterday forced to announce election results before completing the tallying and verification process following protests over delays by supporters.
Hundreds of supporters of candidates had run out of patience after camping outside the Tanacounty Council hall tallying centre in Hola for the whole day without getting the results.
Unable to bear it anymore Ambassador Hussein Dhahdo the newly elected Governor of Tanariver County stormed the temporary office of the county returning officer Abdulatif Hassan demanding an explanation.
Other candidates who were later declared winners were the, Senator Ali Bule and Women representative Halima Ware. Deputy governor Jire Siyat Mohamed was also present to witness the victory.
"We have been here for the whole day our supporters are eager to know the results, why is the process delaying and other areas have already known their leaders," he said.
The Returning officer said the delay was caused by the election procedures which had to be followed adding that there were papers which needed to be signed before the candidates could be declared winners.
Hassan however agreed to only read the results for the public to know before the process was complete to officially declare the winners and issue them with certificates.
Ambassador Dhahdo and Galole MP elect Hassan Dukicha asked the supporters to calm down and listen to the results at 9 pm.
The supporters left the area leaving the winners behind to wait for the process which went on upto 3am.
Dhadho from Wiper party was announced the winner with 24,294 votes becoming the first governor of Tanariver county followed by immediate former Garsen MP and TNA candidate Danson Mungatana who garnered 14,118 votes.
Security was tight at the county tallying centre with a team of security detail for the governor already put in place to provide security for the county boss.
In his acceptance speech the Tanariver County governor Elect promised to resettle all IDPs in Tanadelta who were affected by the bloody ethnic clashes that left about 200 people dead four months ago.
Addressing supporters and members of the public at the Tana County Council Hall tallying centre in Hola town yesterday night after results were announced, he said his administration would compose of both his supporters and the losers .
"I thank you a lot for those who voted for me and even those who did not as the government, I promise to work with all people of Tanariver county regardless of their ethnic backgrounds with a view of developing the county," he said.
Dhadho together with his Deputy governor , Senator and the Women Representative all asked the residents of Tana to embrace peace in order to forge development.